"Gifts made by hand warm the heart," has always been the thought behind creating art for special occasions. There is nothing quite like opening a gift that exists, from conception to creation, expressly because of the recipient.
I wanted to share some tiny tree paintings with you that were created as commissions based on a Client's picture from a recent visit to Aspen. She wanted three paintings, 6" x 6" each, going to three different people whom she travelled with to give as gifts.
This was the picture she gave me to work from. Not looking for photographic representation, she wanted something in my artistic style, but which captured the brilliance of their hike on that day. In her mind, what stood out was the light and the way it came through the trees and left a lasting impact.